Should I Get The Flu Shot?

According to the CDC, you should get your flu shot before the end of October.

Both Delray Beach ExpressDoc locations use the “preservative-free” flu vaccine. A type of flu vaccine that does not contain the preservative thimerosal*. Preservative-free flu vaccines come in a single-dose vial.

Other than the lack of thimerosal*, the formulation contains the same four strains of killed influenza virus as other injectable quadrivalent flu vaccines. Preservative-free flu vaccines are also delivered at the same time and the same dose as the traditional flu vaccines.

Those who should not get the preservative-free flu vaccine include:

  1. Anyone with a severe egg allergy
  2. Anyone with a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome
  3. Anyone with an allergy to any of the ingredients in the flu vaccine
  4. Anyone with a significant fever at the time of vaccination
  5. Infants under 6 months old

*Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative that prevents the growth of bacteria, fungus, or other microorganisms that might contaminate the flu vaccine. We do not use this.


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